Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 71 86
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 74 80 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.63% 2.18% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.54% 14.81% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 22
Manchester median daily rate £428 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +1.74% +15.90%
10th Percentile £287 £301 £133
90th Percentile £566 £513 £517
North West median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Manchester median hourly rate £17.38 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.63% - -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £45.74
% change year-on-year - -5.98% +154.08%

SC Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 422 540 568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.99% 14.69% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 277 263
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.52% +3.85%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £205
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 25
Manchester median hourly rate £14.83 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.24% -3.33% -7.09%
10th Percentile £9.76 £11.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.00 £47.85 £38.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.87 £35.00
% change year-on-year -6.68% +22.47% +94.44%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 22 £425 -
Stockport -2 7 £430 -9.47%
Cheadle - 1 - -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 74 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (48.65%) Windows
3 32 (43.24%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (33.78%) Linux
5 21 (28.38%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (22.97%) VoIP
6 17 (22.97%) WAN
6 17 (22.97%) LAN
6 17 (22.97%) Unix
6 17 (22.97%) VPN
6 17 (22.97%) Firewall
7 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
7 16 (21.62%) Apple
7 16 (21.62%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (21.62%) Splunk
7 16 (21.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (21.62%) QRadar
7 16 (21.62%) Security Operations
7 16 (21.62%) Patch Management
8 15 (20.27%) SANS
8 15 (20.27%) CISSP
8 15 (20.27%) IBM
8 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
8 15 (20.27%) ITIL
8 15 (20.27%) SSCP
9 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (16.22%) Office 365
10 12 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (16.22%) LogRhythm
10 12 (16.22%) Case Management

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.05%) Apache
4 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.35%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) Jetty
5 1 (1.35%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.35%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.35%) nginx
5 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.35%) Maximo
3 1 (1.35%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.35%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Office 365
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.35%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) Firewall
1 17 (22.97%) LAN
1 17 (22.97%) VoIP
1 17 (22.97%) VPN
1 17 (22.97%) WAN
2 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.46%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (8.11%) DHCP
4 6 (8.11%) DNS
5 4 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.05%) Wireless
7 1 (1.35%) FTP
7 1 (1.35%) HTTP
7 1 (1.35%) IPsec
7 1 (1.35%) LDAP
7 1 (1.35%) Network Security
7 1 (1.35%) SMS
7 1 (1.35%) SSL
7 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) Redis
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.70%) QlikView
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) GitLab
1 6 (8.11%) JIRA
2 4 (5.41%) JUnit
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Electronics
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (21.62%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Developer
3 10 (13.51%) Security Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Security Specialist
5 7 (9.46%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.11%) Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.76%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle BI Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Splunk Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.38%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (14.86%) Web Services
3 9 (12.16%) RESTful
4 6 (8.11%) Apache Camel
4 6 (8.11%) Apache CXF
4 6 (8.11%) JSON
4 6 (8.11%) XML
5 1 (1.35%) .NET
5 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.35%) HTML
5 1 (1.35%) J2EE
5 1 (1.35%) Middleware
5 1 (1.35%) Qt
5 1 (1.35%) Servlets
5 1 (1.35%) Swing
5 1 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (12.16%) Cyber Attack
3 7 (9.46%) Blackberry
3 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.35%) Replication
6 1 (1.35%) RIA
6 1 (1.35%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.65%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) Linux
3 17 (22.97%) Unix
4 10 (13.51%) Windows 10
5 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.24%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (21.62%) Patch Management
2 16 (21.62%) Security Operations
2 16 (21.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 16 (21.62%) Vulnerability Management
3 15 (20.27%) ITIL
4 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.22%) Case Management
5 12 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (14.86%) DevOps
7 10 (13.51%) Open Source
8 9 (12.16%) Analytics
8 9 (12.16%) Information Security
8 9 (12.16%) SIEM
9 8 (10.81%) Project Management
9 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
10 7 (9.46%) Process Improvement
10 7 (9.46%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) Java
2 3 (4.05%) Python
3 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) C#
4 1 (1.35%) C++
4 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.27%) CISSP
2 15 (20.27%) SANS
2 15 (20.27%) SSCP
3 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.35%) MCITP
5 1 (1.35%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) NCDA
5 1 (1.35%) NCIE
5 1 (1.35%) VCAP
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) GPG13
2 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) GDPR
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.35%) PMO
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (21.62%) QRadar
2 9 (12.16%) Kibana
2 9 (12.16%) logstash
3 7 (9.46%) SCCM
4 4 (5.41%) Nessus
4 4 (5.41%) Nexpose
4 4 (5.41%) Nmap
5 3 (4.05%) RSA enVision
6 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Apple
1 16 (21.62%) Splunk
2 15 (20.27%) IBM
2 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.22%) LogRhythm
4 7 (9.46%) ServiceNow
5 6 (8.11%) Oracle
6 5 (6.76%) Citrix
7 4 (5.41%) ArcSight
7 4 (5.41%) Intel
7 4 (5.41%) McAfee
7 4 (5.41%) Qualys
8 3 (4.05%) AlienVault
8 3 (4.05%) HP
8 3 (4.05%) Snow
8 3 (4.05%) VMware
9 2 (2.70%) SAP
10 1 (1.35%) Ariba
10 1 (1.35%) Avaya
10 1 (1.35%) SunGard